The Rise of Barack Obama

The Rise of Barack Obama Award winning photojournalist Pete Souza documents the meteoric rise of the charismatic Barack Obama from his first day in the U S Senate right up to the Pennsylvania presidential primary More than

  • Title: The Rise of Barack Obama
  • Author: Pete Souza
  • ISBN: 9781600781636
  • Page: 297
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Award winning photojournalist, Pete Souza, documents the meteoric rise of the charismatic Barack Obama from his first day in the U.S Senate right up to the Pennsylvania presidential primary More than 80% of these candid and stunning photographs capturing private and political moments have not been seen before Souza provides extended commentary about each photo to placeAward winning photojournalist, Pete Souza, documents the meteoric rise of the charismatic Barack Obama from his first day in the U.S Senate right up to the Pennsylvania presidential primary More than 80% of these candid and stunning photographs capturing private and political moments have not been seen before Souza provides extended commentary about each photo to place it in context, and describe the scene and participants Photo by photo the viewer is allowed to examine the senator and candidate s path to the very cusp of history.

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    1. Check out this documentary of the President's photographer, Pete Souza. pbs/program/presidentsFor 50 years, presidential photographers have covered it all: upheaval, tragedy, joy — often developing friendships with the presidents they serve. Acting as both visual historians and key links between the public and the presidents, for these photographers no day is the same — whether they are aboard Air Force One, backstage at the State of the Union or in the heart of the West Wing.As the 44th pre [...]

    2. The book is absolutely awesome. It's 160 pages of captivating, and profoundly touching photos. Yes, it has some text, but the pictures are what you're buying.The author/photographer is Pete Souza, a former photographer with The Chicago Tribune. Souza made a wise decision to follow President Obama around since 2005, and to take pictures of him. The result is a book of photographs that are nothing short of breathtaking.Make sure its in your collection. For a sneek peak of the photos, go to the pho [...]

    3. - sigh -interesting shots of the early daysamong other things, noting development of sartorial styleshots of the kids particularly charming

    4. A little bit of a letdown after Souza's "An Intimate Portrait" but still a nice look into Obama's life. I would have liked to see these pictures in color, but still elegant in its simplicity.

    5. Beautiful candid shots of President Obama and his family. I makes me really miss the days when he was in office.

    6. I am clearly having nostalgia for when this man was in office since I just read Chasing Light about Michelle Obama . He's missed, the understatement of the year!

    7. I thought this book was very helpful for me to learn about the president of the united states. I didn't even know before that Obama was a senator for Illinois. I had no idea that he even excited as a political role in the government. so it was really interesting to learn what he did as a senator. he did some pretty cool stuff like going to other countries or helping Chicago. Also he was very respected even when he first became a senator. I like how Obama came from Chicago it makes me feel like a [...]

    8. I love Pete Souza's work, particularly appreciative of his work at the White House. There's that mystique of what life is really like as the president, and he offers a small window into the day to day realities. Pretty amazing with some of the shots he's captured. planned and spontaneous. This was an interesting project and I really liked reading his descriptions and his story. And as a supporter of Obama, I would be particularly interested in the bookend piece illustrating the 8 years of Obama' [...]

    9. Photojournalist Souza portrays the then Senator's first year of office and his meteoric rise to the Democractic candidacy. All in black and white, these photos paint a perfectly poised man, in public and private moments. His charisma is reflected on the faces of his public admirers.

    10. This is not the type of book you read cover to cover (at least not me). But if you're into photography and politics then it's a must.Pete Souza is a fantastic photographer.A great "coffee table" book

    11. A great coffee table book full of fantastic photos of Barack Obama leading up to the presidential election. There's not much to read in this book besides facts associated with the photos and information on the photographer.

    12. Nice coffee table type photo essay book of Barack Obama's first couple of years in public life. This man has got to be elected our next president!

    13. This photographer spent a *lot* time with Senator Obama, beginning with his election as a Congressman. I enjoyed the time-capsule of photos chronicling his few years since then.

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